ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 1, 2012 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has announced that Vaughn Graham, CPCU, CIC, AFSB, of Tulsa, Okla. was installed as the newest member of IIABA’s Executive Committee at the association’s 2012 Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
Vaughn Graham is president of Rich & Cartmill, Inc. headquartered in Tulsa, Okla.
“Vaughn has long been active in the agent community in Oklahoma and at the national level,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “The Big ‘I’ is pleased to announce that he has been elected as the Executive Committee’s newest member and we look forward to having his insight on our leadership team.”
Graham has held numerous leadership roles in the independent agent and broker community at the national, state and local levels. He is a past chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma (IIAO) and was recognized in 2012 with IIAO’s highest honor, the Eagle of Excellence Award.
At the national association level, Graham served on the national Big “I” Board of Directors. Since 2009, Graham chaired the IIAA Membership Services Board. He also served on the Big “I” Advantage Board, was a trustee on the InsurPac Board and was a member of the Agents & Brokers Roundtable.
Graham is active in his community with numerous charitable and civic organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and resides in Tulsa with his wife, Candace. The Grahams have two grown children, Hayden and Vaughn, Jr.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.